#DeflateDOC: New York City Department of Correction by the Numbers

By |2021-05-17T21:32:00+00:00May 17th, 2021|Resources|

This brief report outlines why the Mayor and City Council must act immediately to cut DOC's inflated budget, for the safety of people in their custody, and for the good of our communities.

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How Rikers Island Became a Vehicle for Justice (Once It Started Shutting Down)

By |2021-05-05T19:42:45+00:00May 3rd, 2021|Press|

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In 2016, Pastoressa joined a small but rapidly growing group of advocates, including formerly incarcerated people and their families, in calling for the complete closure of the Rikers Island jail complex. Soon after, she became a leader in the movement to close Rikers, and later one of the founding members of Freedom Agenda, a project of the Urban Justice Center helping to organize the fight to dismantle New York City’s unjust incarceration system
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